On August 22, 2017, Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Julie C. Fay, Laura A. Fisher and Henry J. Zaccardi will present the program, “Connecticut Independent Schools Employment Law: Background Check Requirements” for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

In 2016, Connecticut passed legislation that significantly expanded the scope of background check requirements for public schools when hiring new employees. That law, colloquially referred to as the “Pass the Trash” bill, was intended to make it harder for a school employee to quietly resign amidst allegations of abuse, neglect or sexual misconduct, only to be hired by another school unaware of the employee’s prior history. On June 27, 2017, Governor Malloy signed into law Public Act 17- 68 which extends the background check requirements applicable to public schools to any “nonpublic school” in Connecticut. Further, this new legislation reverses the applicability to independent schools of Connecticut’s “ban the box” legislation, which became effective earlier this year. The new requirements became effective July 1, 2017. This program will provide a complete overview and Q&A about the new law.  For additional information and to register for this program, visit the CAIS website

For additional information about this topic, see our July 5, 2017 post: Connecticut Independent Schools Required to Perform Background Checks on Potential Employees Effective July 1, 2017.